Ojai Valley School junior Ally Feiss was recently selected by American Legion Auxiliary to participate in Girls State, a nationwide program geared toward teaching young women about government and citizenship.
Out of the entirety of California, only 500 junior girls are chosen as delegates each year and Ally was one of two candidates from Ojai.
“I’m looking forward to going to the conference,” Ally said. “And [I’m] interested in what the conference will teach me and the other people I will meet.”
OVS faculty nominated both Savannah Moler and Ally, each of who were interviewed before Ally was ultimately selected as the representative. Savannah will serve as an alternate for the program.
“I think that Ally was chosen because of her academic, community service and leadership strengths,” said Assistant Head of School Laurel Colborn. “She also is an articulate young lady and interviewed well.”
This summer, Ally will attend a week-long workshop at Claremont-McKenna College, gaining a first-hand experience of local and state government.
“Any time OVS is honored by being chosen to represent the Ojai Valley in leadership programs is great,” Mrs. Colborn said. “Not only for the school, but for the young people selected to participate.”Share